Agility and a more human workplace

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Agility and a more human workplace

I recently recorded a video summary for IE Business School on how Agility helps drive a more human workplace. Link to the video coming soon once published. In the meantime, I’m sharing the notes I produced to prepare here…

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Design Your Life

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Design Your Life

Design Your Life, a popular keynote of ours the past few years (premiered here) and which led to the current Design Vowels framework that can be found in the Chief Wellbeing Officer book, started off as Chapter 3 in Sustaining Executive Performance. There, I looked at the foundations of design, how it can be taught at MBA level, be used to re-design ones’ day for better health and wellbeing, and ultimately help build a better world. We’re currently producing the audiobook version of SEP and I thought it would be fitting to share this chapter now via the Soundcloud link below. Regardless of interest in health, wellbeing and performance, it might prove useful as an introduction to design, if you’re engaged in teaching design at MBA level, or if you simply want to dive a bit deeper if your own experience has been limited to sticking brightly coloured post-its on a wall ;)

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Chief Wellbeing Officer Audiobook now available

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Chief Wellbeing Officer Audiobook now available

We’re delighted to release Chief Wellbeing Officer as an Audiobook. Distributed on Amazon’s Audible platform you can get it for free with a trial subscription. It has a total running time of 6 hours 13 minutes and is narrated by the authors themselves. Check out the free sample on the links below and listen to Chapter 6 in its entirety on the Chief Wellbeing Officer podcast which follows.

Audible UK

Audible US

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Harry the Sheepdog

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Harry the Sheepdog

With great sadness and deep gratitude we say goodbye to our Chief Barking Officer, Harry the Sheepdog. Since our foundation in November 2007 Harry has been a source of great inspiration, ensuring we never take ourselves too seriously and remembering the important things in life (in her case not only food, but mostly 😉). She participated in many programs and activities including mindfulness walks at Universitas Telefonica and was a summer resident at the Glasgow School of Art in the Scottish Highlands. Thousands of people from around the world have heard her stories in class, and thousands more have read them in our articles and books. She even appeared in a custom animation by the European Business Review. She had a wonderful life and a good death. What more can anyone ask.

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CWO podcast: Deeper leadership with Paul Hughes of CCL

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CWO podcast: Deeper leadership with Paul Hughes of CCL

Episode 12 of the Chief Wellbeing Officer podcast. As we approach the 1st year anniversary of the podcast we reflect on the 11 episodes to date before talking to Paul Hughes, senior faculty at the Center for Creative Leadership. With a background in Law, MBA and PhD Paul discusses how a deeper view of leadership is required today for effective leadership development, to reflect the changes that are happening in organisations worldwide.

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CWO podcast episode 11: Talking resilience with Jenny Campbell

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CWO podcast episode 11: Talking resilience with Jenny Campbell

The Chief Wellbeing Officer podcast returns after a long summer break with episode 11 featuring Jenny Campbell, CEO of Edinburgh-based Resilience Engine, and former alumni director for Scotland of IMD Business School. We talk about a new, more positive view of resilience, why it's less about hero leadership and more about team purpose, and what role lifelong learning plays.



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Episode 80 of The Innovation Ecosystem podcast

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Episode 80 of The Innovation Ecosystem podcast

Episode 80 of The Innovation Ecosystem podcast sees Mark Bidwell interview Steven MacGregor.

From The Innovation Ecosystem website (visit for more details and links):

In this episode, we are joined by Steven MacGregor, who is the founder and CEO of The Leadership Academy of Barcelona and author of Sustaining Executive Performance, and his latest book is Chief Wellbeing Officer, in which he aims to show how to create a more human workplace. Steven is also an academic specializing in executive education, and has been a researcher at Stanford University, a teacher at IMD at Lausanne, CEIBS in Shanghai and he pioneered executive health teaching at IESE Business School.

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Connection

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Connection

With the NFL season starting this weekend The LAB goes green for the Packers! Head of Coaching Julie Cook talks of the beauty of sport and the importance of connection.

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